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       cvs-debuild - build a Debian package using cvs-buildpackage and debuild


       cvs-debuild [debuild options]  [cvs-buildpackage  options]  [--lintian-
       opts lintian options]


       cvs-debuild is a wrapper around cvs-buildpackage to run it with debuild
       as the package-building program.  (This cannot simply  be  accomplished
       using  the  -C  option  of cvs-buildpackage, as it does not know how to
       handle all of the special debuild options.)

       The program simply stashes the debuild and lintian options, and  passes
       them  to  debuild  when  it  is called by cvs-buildpackage.  All of the
       standard debuild options may be used (as listed below), but  note  that
       the  root  command specified by any --rootcmd or -r command-line option
       will be passed as an option to cvs-buildpackage.  The first non-debuild
       option  detected will signal the start of the cvs-buildpackage options.

       The selection of the root command is slightly subtle: if there are  any
       command-line  options,  these  will  be  used.   If  not,  then if cvs-
       buildpackage is set up to use a default  root  command,  that  will  be
       used.  Finally, if neither of these are the case, then debuild will use
       its procedures to determine an appropriate command, as described in its

       See   the   manpages  for  debuild(1)  and  cvs-buildpackage  for  more
       information about the behaviour of each.


       The following are the debuild options recognised by  cvs-debuild.   All
       cvs-buildpackage   and   lintian  options  are  simply  passed  to  the
       appropriate  program.   For  explanations  of  the  meanings  of  these
       variables, see debuild(1).

       --no-conf, --noconf

       --rootcmd=gain-root-command, -rgain-root-command


       --preserve-envvar=var, -evar

       --set-envvar=var=value, -evar=value

       --lintian, --no-lintian

       --ignore-dirname, --check-dirname
              These should not be needed, but it is provided nevertheless.


       cvs-buildpackage(1), debuild(1), dpkg-buildpackage(1) and lintian(1).


       This program was written by Julian Gilbey <>.